The Poetry, Symbols, and Story in Psychedelic Therapy course is a 12-week, interactive and experiential course that focuses on using poetry therapy as a tool in psychedelic therapy. Participants will delve into the theoretical foundations and practice techniques of Poetry Therapy and learn to use language, symbol, and story to help clients in individual, group, and community settings.
This 4-day in-person workshop is designed for therapists who want to learn about trauma-informed psychedelic-assisted therapy. It covers essential topics such as the impact of drug policy and systemic inequality on the provision and practice of psychedelic-assisted therapy, the role of intergenerational trauma and trauma of oppression, and the practitioner’s role in a trauma-informed care model.
The Psychotherapeutic Touch Workshop is a four-hour introductory course for Integrative Psychedelic Professionals. The course explores the impact of touch culture and history on clients and offers comprehensive training on the ethics and skills of psychotherapeutic touch.
This January, outcomes of psychedelic use were closely examined. Studies looked at how experiences are integrated, how challenging experiences lead to growth, and the relationship between psychedelic use and nature-relatedness.
This open-label study (n=70) compared the effect of esketamine (28-84mg; 8x) in those with bipolar treatment-resistant depression (B-TRD, n=35) and those with unipolar TRD. There was no significant difference between the two groups on depression scores, and both responded to treatment. Those in the B-TRD group had more anxiety-reducing effects. This study is part of the REAL-ESK study.
This cell study finds no (negative) effect of classical psychedelics on T cell and monocyte immune responses. This indicates that they can be used by people with life-threatening diseases who are immunocompromised.
This systematic review (2023) finds that oral ketamine (35mg-85mg/70kg) has antidepressive effects, but that the evidence (n=2336, s=22) is still quite limited (only 4 RCTs with a high chance of bias).
This theory-building article (2023) proposes a model of psychotherapeutic processes associated with ayahuasca consumption. It identifies five key effects: somatic effects, introspection and emotional processing, increased self-connection, increased spiritual connection, and gaining of insights and new perspectives.